- Do superstitious traders lose money?
- Are women better decision makers?
- The White House has announced a temporary hold on government funding for some gain-of-function research while it reviews biosafety concerns.
- “When women stopped coding” (Planet Money)
Seb Nickel says
Re the first piece, just from the abstract: The measure of superstition the authors used is a measure of the extent to which subjects “trade in a superstitious way”. So this study doesn’t actually assess the extent to which superstition tends to affect trading behaviour. Instead it simply confirms the obvious-seeming fact that, insofar as subjects trade in a superstitious way, they lose more money as a consequence.
The last two sentences of the abstract point to non-obvious and interesting results, though.